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NBC
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
reaction from the family of ronald ross. jodi? >> raunl, it's a day he and his mother thought would never come. but nearly seven years after being convicted for a crime he did not commit. 51-year-old ronald ross walked out of jail a free man. ross walked out of the yale just a short time ago to a group of r of reporters waiting outside. he was wrongfully convicted for a shooting after bees misidentified by the victim who later recanted, it took lawyers from the innocence prongts four years to win his freedom. but a judge ordered him released this morning and ross just walked out of jail a short time ago. >> reporter: how does freedom feel? >> it feels great, man, it feels great. it's a blessing. it's a blessing. i was blessed by god, you know, god went through what i went through, like i say, things happen for a reason. >> i feel great, i feel wonderful. i feel awesome, i feel awesome. i really do, they finally found the truth. my son, been locked up for something he did not do. >> ross's mother said he requested a dinner of oysters and shrimp and she intended to fix that for him. w
KOFY
Feb 23, 2013 12:00am PST
in prison for a crime he didn't commit. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. ronald ross was september to quintin on the testimony of a witness who lied. tonight after more than six years in jail he is finally free. abc7 news reporter john alston is in dublin for us with the story. >> it took place here. for the first time he will not spend the night in a prison bunk, but with his family. he said he is no longer angry and things happen for a reason, but he paid quite a price. >> well wishers showed up to see ronald ross at his mother's home in west oakland. only two hours earlier ross walked out of the santa rita jail, a free man for the first time in nearly seven years, seven years he never should have lost. >> i can see sunshine again and walk on clean -- good clean air. >> now 51 years old he was wrongly convicted of attempted murder in a shooting that took place steps from where his mother now lives. the victim picked ross out of a photo lineup and then recan'ted as other evidence came to light. today the judge set ross free. >> >> one time i was thinking the judge was being hatefu
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm PST
5 reporter cate caugiran is at the alameda county courthouse where a judge just freed ronald ross moments ago. >> through all the time, i'm so proud that god brought him through. i'm really proud. >> reporter: for the first time in nearly 7 years, this mother got a chance to hug her son, a right that was wrongly taken away. what was that first hug like, that moment? >> like i was in i don't know just like i was in the garden of eden somewhere. but god brought me through. it felt good. >> reporter: thelma's son ronald ross was vindicated after being wrongly convicted of a 2006 shooting in oakland. he spent nearly 7 years behind bars. thanks to a team of volunteer lawyers, the northern california "innocence project," today ross will walk out of jail a free man. >> i'm really, really happy and relieved. it's been almost five years, 4.5 years, of work. >> reporter: hard work that paid off. the team argued he was a victim of poor police work and lies from witnesses. the alameda county prosecutors agreed. >> we had a tape-recorded more or less co
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
project. their dedication to the case means he's about to be set free we're live. >> ronald ross expected to be released on friday. this after eye witness testimony used to convict him has been proven by the innocence project and the district attorney to be false. >> it's like... someone had put something on my shoulder. >> she couldn't shake the conviction of her son, ronald ross. ross served six years in prison for a crime he did not commit. >> because i know what my son co-was like. >> ross arrested after a man who was shot in this block picked him out of a six-man photo line up. and more bad news still to come. two other witnesses also fingered ross for the shooting but ross's mother says from the beginning it was a lie. >> i know he was on my couch, drinking beer. ⌞ñ her cries of ross's innocence was not enough to sway investigators n 2006 ross convicted of attempted murder and assault with a firearm. >> we're looking to exonerate people wrongfully convicted. >> rhonda is with the northern california innocence project with a team of law students from santa clara university and a s
KOFY
Feb 22, 2013 9:00pm PST
on the testimony of witness who lied. tonight nearly seven years later ronald ross is finally a free man. >> good evening. ronald ross steps out of the jail this afternoon and graciously spoke with reporters. he was humble and happy about his release. something that likely would not have come about without the support of the innocence project egg. laura has the story. >> ronald ross squinted in the sun light as he walked out the front door of the santa rita jail. his first taste of freedom in nearly seven years. >> lovely day. lovely day. >>reporter: ross was ordered row leasesed during emotional hearing in oak land. minutes after the judge set aside her son's conviction she described her joy. >> god is good. all the time i'm so proud. >>reporter: man with no violent history ross was convict entered 2006 of attempted murder after man was shot on thisxd block of can street in west oakland. victim picked ross out of a photo line up but later evidence came to light that someone else did the shooting. alameda county da office degreeed and withdrew the support of the 2006 juror verdict. >>
KRON
Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
. ronald ross is a free man for the first time in nearly seven years. ross took his first steps of freedom late this afternoon. after his conviction was dismissed. kron 4's dan kerman was there to capture his first reaction to being a free man. >> i just hope they do a better job on investigating, and look real carefully ....who may be wrongfully accused and help the children ... >> reporter: ross wants to reunite his family and take a vacation... >> about 50 people gathered in downtown palo alto tonight. for a candle light vigil against gun violence. the group is calling for more gun control in california and the nation. members of both the palo alto and menlo park city councils were on hand to speak about upcoming legislation in each city regarding gun control. those in attendance said. more needs to be done to reduce access to dangerous weapons >> lawrence byrd, gun control advocate: we need tighter gun control laws in america. >> the event was part of a national day of action. designed to put more pressure on lawmakers to end gun violence. >> jacqueline: the tail end of this system pr
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
, humble moment for ronald ross after nearby seven years behind bars, wrongly convicted of attempted murder. he walked out of jail within just the past hour, he had)p ñ changed out of his jail sump suit walking out wearing dress slacks and a shirt. he squinted into the sunshine and talked to reporters about what he described as a quote very lovely day. >> i think that now that you're out? >> in a way, it has. it have.lfj so i can kiss on this sunshine. it feels great. man, it feels great. it's a blessing. it's a blessing. yes. i was blessed by god, you know, granted i went through what i went through but everything happened for a reason. >> describe what is going through your mind five minutes ago? when you had a chance to walk through the doors? >> i can see sunshine again. walk on clean air again. >> now, ross talked about what he was going do tonight that. is go see his mother and family in oakland. he hopes to have his favorite feel of -- meal of shrimp and oysters then he says he wants to take a vacation, visit has father in southern california and his children who live in louisiana.
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
at the jail, ronald ross walked out of the front door extolled us he's not angry but anxious to get on with his life. ronald ross squinted in the sunlight as they walked out of the front door of the jail. his first taste of freedom in nearly seven years. >> i lovely days. it's a good day. a blessed day. during an emotional hearing in oakland. minutes after the judge set aside her son's conviction, thelma described her joy. >> god is good all of the time i. so proud god brought him through. >> a man with no violent hist he was convicted of attempted murder after a man was not in west oakland. the victim kicked him out of a photo line up, evidence came to light someone else did the shooting. the d.a.agreed and withdrew it's support. >> there are more people like him in prison? >> certainly. but the cause of wrongful convictions span different crimes. >> ross was housed at san quentin and his attorney says he is not bitter. ross simply dropped his head, crying in court. >> i think today when the judge said the words... he was able to really let himself believe that this was happening t
KRON
Feb 22, 2013 8:00pm PST
assault and shooting in oakland. and given a life sentence. but tonight. ronald ross is a free man for the first time in nearly seven years. ross took his first steps of freedom just after four this afternoon. after his conviction was dismissed. and. new tonight at 8. kron 4's dan kerman was there to capture his first reaction to being a free man. >> reporter: tonight, ronald ross' family tells kron4. they never had a doubt about his innocence. his mother always maintained her son could not have committed that crime. >> "i know my child didn't do this because i know where he was at, he was on my couch drinking beer and wine." >> reporter: ultimately, both the district attorney and the defense agreed ross did not commit the crime elliot peters led the defense team, in getting the conviction overturned. about 50 people gathered at lytton plaza in downtown palo alto tonight. for a candle light vigil against gun violence. the group is calling for more gun control in california and the nation. members of both the palo alto and menlo park city councils were on hand to speak about upcomin
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
sedillo was there as ronald ross got his life back. >> reporter: ronald ross has been waiting for this moment for almost 7 years. his shoes touching the ground a free man. >> a lot of pain, hurt, seeing a lot of things that i usually don't see. >> reporter: seven years waiting behind walls innocent but convicted with horror stories to tell. >> a lot of stabbings and people who committed suicide. >> reporter: mom thelma describes the first hug in almost 7 years. >> like i was in the garden of eden somewhere. >> reporter: he was falsely accused in 2006 of shooting a man in oakland. the man survived but ronald was mistakenly identified as the shooter and was given a 25 areas to life sentence for attempted murder. the d.a. thought it was the right thing to do to drop the charges since a private investigator and the "innocence project" as well as his attorneys proved ronald was in fact innocent. the actual shooter is now in santa rita jail. ross' attorney says they never gave up hope. >> we have been working hard to convince them for the past y
FOX
Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm PST
be cleared. >> reporter: right, tori, ronald ross spend close to 7 years at the prison for a crime that both sides say he was never a part of. we spoke with his mother this afternoon and she says she could not be any more happier. >> i am overwhelmed. i am just praising the lord or jesus christ or lord and savior that he touched the hearts and souls of people to understand and read and see that ronald was innocent. >> reporter: now cameras were not allowed in the courtroom during the hearing today so these are photos of ronald before he was wrongly convicted. these are provided to us by a group called the innocence project at santa clara university. who about 4 years ago looked at his case and says he was innocent. ross was convicted in 2006 for a shooting in oakland but the victim back then picked ross out of a photo line up but now says he never believed ross was the shooter and he was pressured by police and feared the real gunman would come after him. several years later he will be set free this afternoon and in court this afternoon ross was crying when the judge says congratulations mr.
NBC
Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
this afternoon ronald ross walked out of the jail feeling the freedom of sunshine on his shoulders at last. that's how ronald ross says it felt to walk out of jail a free man after spending nearly seven years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. ross has been released. how does freedom feel? >> oh, it feels great. man, it feels great. i mean, it's a blessing. it's a blessing. i was blessed by god. >> reporter: he was wrongfully convicted of attempted murder of a shooting after two witnesses misidentified him, only to recant later. it took lawyers from the san francisco law firm and from the northernc california innocence project four years to win hiz freedom. >> in june 2011 we finally got a break in the case which was a declaration from one of the witnesses saying that he lied at trial and that ronald ross was not the shooter. and from there everything started falling into place. >> that's a day for me. lord knows. >> reporter: ross' mother says her prayers have finally been answered. she could barely contain herself when a judge ordered his release this morning. >> i feel like when he sai
NBC
Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
: it was just a few seconds. the hug was the first outside jail and courtroom walls. then ronald ross disappeared ready to start fresh. just an hour earlier, ronald walked out of jail. the 2006 attempted murder conviction overturned at last. the anger he once harbored nowhere in his life. >> since god talked to me, i saw everything. he blessed me to be free. >> reporter: and randall harvey had tears in his eyes after ronald was with him during the shooting. >> i had investigators come to my house and call me a liar. >> reporter: it took a four-year investigation by a law firm and the innocence project to free ronald who faced 25 years to life behind bars. >> he was released. it's truly a rewarding, wonderful thing to do. >> reporter: there are allegations that the oakland police sergeant in charge of the investigation not only did shoddy work, but showed pictures and told to pick ross's photo out of the line up. we will have an update next week. >> a happy day for me. >> reporter: for mom and son, no dwelling on the years lost. >> we will be all right. >> reporter: the 51-year-old is
KBCW
Feb 22, 2013 10:00pm PST
is enjoying his first night of freedom after more than six years. ronald ross went to prison for a crime he didn't commit. >> real nice to be free again. it's been a long journey for me. >> ross broke down in court as a judge ordered him release. his mom couldn't wait to give him a hug. >> i'm 77 years old and i have never felt like this in my life. god is so good. >> ross was sentenced to 22 years to life by a shooting. a team of students from santa clara university and volunteer lawyers worked for years to prove his innocence. >>> oscar pistorius is free on bail tonight. a judge concluded the double amputee dugged, the blade runner, is not a danger and possesses no flight risk. the decision follows tw days of hearings about how he shot and killed his girlfriend, model, reeva steenkamp inside his home on valentine's day. pistorius thought he was shooting an intruder. meanwhile, lance armstrong is facing a new legal opponent tonight. the justice department joined a lawsuit alleging armstrong defrauded the u.s. government when he lied about doping. demanding the $30 million in sponsorshi
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 11:00am PST
of attempted murder is set free today. a judge has just ordered the release of 51-year-old ronald ross after spending seven years in prison. his conviction was overturned last week with help from the innocence project. ross was convicted in 2006 of attempted murder. the victim of a west oakland shooting picked him from a photo lineup. he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. >> student demonstrators got the meeting they wanted over the budget crisis facing the troubled school after an all-night protest. the chancellor will meet with them. cornell bernard joins us with the developing news. >> the student demonstrators have just vacated the administration hall after getting what they want, a meeting next week with the chancellor about the crisis here at city college. >> a small group of student protesters camped outside demanding to speak with city college chancellor. police were standing by. we took no action. >> everything has been civil. the police have respected us. >> the protesters complained there has been a lack of communication between the students and the administration. >> a
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> well wishers showed up to see ronald ross at his mother's home in west oakland. only two hours earlier ross walked out of the santa rita jail, a free man for the first time in nearly seven years, seven years he never should have lost. >> i can see sunshine again and walk on clean -- good clean air. >> now 51 years old he was wrongly convicted of attempted murder in a shooting that took place steps from where his mother now lives. the victim picked ross out of a photo lineup and then recan'ted as other evidence came to light. today the judge set ross free. >> >> one time i was thinking the judge was being hateful toward me. but i guess now i see he was doing the job the same way as the d.a. >> the northern california inthat you sense project and attorneys with the san francisco law firm spent four years clearing his name. >> he spent seven years in prison for something he didn't do. the add veer care y'all system let him down, but it was due to cooperation with the district attorney's office we were able to get this great result. >> ross' 77-year-old mother cooperate contain herself. >>
CBS
Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm PST
is getting a second chance at life. ronald ross has spent more than six years of a 25 year sentence in state prison convicted of attempted murder and assault with a firearm. the innocence project made up of law students at santa clara university took a second look at the case and found numerous problems with it. now ross is about to go free. his mother can't believe it. >> i feel good. like they somebody lift the world off my shoulders. i feel real greet. i'm great -- great. i'm great and i thank the lord for that that my son is getting out for something he didn't do. >> he's believed since the very beginning that we were going to be able to get him out. he really believed in us. >> the ordeal began in april 2006 when the victim was shot in the ribs after answering a knock on his front door. the man police now say did it. steven embry senior was later convicted of murder in an unrelated case. >>> santa clara's fifth largest employer is hiring. the great american theme park is trying to fill hundreds of positions for the upcoming season. open posi
KOFY
Feb 22, 2013 11:30am PST
ordered the release of 51-year-old ronald ross after spending seven years in prison. his conviction was overturned last week with help from the innocence project. ross was convicted in 2006 of attempted murder. the victim of a west oakland shooting picked him from a photo lineup. he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. >> student demonstrators got the meeting they wanted over the budget crisis facing the troubled school after an all-night protest. the chancellor will meet with them. cornell bernard joins us with the developing news. >> the student demonstrators have just vacated the administration hall after getting what they want, a meeting next week with the chancellor about the crisis here at city college. >> a small group of student protesters camped outside demanding to speak with city college chancellor. police were standing by. we took no action. >> everything has been civil. the police have respected us. >> the protesters complained there has been a lack of communication between the students and the administration. >> a campus rally on thursday echoed fears there wil
ABC
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
a look at seven-day outlook in a few moments. >>> ronald ross was sent to san quentin on testimony this a witness lied. after six years in jail he is a free man. here is more from the santa rita jail. >> reporter: well-wishers to see ronald ross at his mother's home in west oakland.
KICU
Feb 22, 2013 11:30pm PST
't committed the crime. >> reporter: i spoke with ronald ross tonight at his home where his mother was making his dinner. he has four children in louisiana and he says he just hopes he can take a vacation with his family and then just move on with life. >>> and tonight at 10:30, a common problem in cases of wrongful conviction. and the big challenge for those rejoining society. >> las vegas police say they are working around the clock to track down the gunman who opened fire on a massaroti in last vegas last week. killed was a passenger in the cab now identified as a 48-year- old tourist from maple valley, washington. as i first told you last night, the massaroti driver had roots in oakland and was an aspiring rapper. >>> more details now on the search for the suspect's vehicle. it's a range rover sport and appeared to be brand new. the vehicle had paper plates and dark tinted windows. police in four states are looking for it. they say they've received a lot of tips and are asking for more. >>> a national day of action was called today to end gun violence. in palo alto this evening dozens of
CBS
Feb 18, 2013 5:00am PST
. ronald ross was convicted in 2006 of shooting a man in west oakland and has been serving a 25 years to life sentence at san quentin. the members include fcu law students, investigated and found discrepancies in that case. >> i told them he was innocent all along. >> how did you know. >> because he was at my house when that happened. >> friday alameda county prosecutors con seeded the -- conceded the conviction should not stand and finally free ronald ross. >>> cosmic clues, scientists find the first pieces of space rock from a giant meteor that hit russia. >>> and how a california woman is getting a little closer to the soldier father she never met 3q lysol believes no toilet is complete, until it's completely clean. lysol toilet bowl cleaner gives you maximum coverage from the rim down to the water line to kill 99.9% of germs. and removes stains better than clorox toilet bowl cleaner with bleach. so if you want to do the whole job, lysol's got you covered. lysol. mission for health. and for an incredibly clean and fresh bowl with every flush, try the no mess
KRON
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
assault and shooting in oakland is enjoying his first morning of freedom in seven years. ronald ross took his first-ever outside prison walls of friday. spent nearly seven years in prison. his conviction was recently dismissed. kron 4 dan carmen was there to capture his first reaction to being a free man. >> today is a lovely day. it is a blessed day for may. >> he called his attorney is the dream team and he accredited his family for keeping their spirits up when he was behind bars. >> while ross admits that he was angry he stated that he eventually was able to set that aside a fine piece. >> god has given me a second chance. >> as for the police and the district attorney who put him out time bars he had this message for them. >> i told them that they should do a better investigation for the jobs that they have before they put someone in jail for a crime that they did not commit. they shall look really careful before they arrest someone for no reason. >> ross, said that he met other prisoners who is they were also probably convicted in an error. >> i just want to show them the right path
CBS
Feb 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
to kill a man is getting a second chance at life. ronald ross has spent more than six years of a 25-year sentence, convicted of attempted murder and assault with a firearm. the innocence project, made up of law student, took a second look at his case and found numerous problems with it. now ross is about to go free, and his mom can't believe it. >> i feel good, like somebody lifted the word off my shoulder. i feel real great. i'm great. and i thank the lord that my son is getting out for something he didn't do. >> and he's believed -- it was believed we were going to be able to get us out. he believed in us, called us the dream team. >> ross's ordeal began in april of 2006, when the victim was shot in the ribs after answering a knock on his front door. steven emery was later convicted in an unrelated case. he's been linked to several shootings in west oakland. >>> gas prices across the country are not expected to go down anytime soon. the average price for a gallon of regular nationwide is $3.67, an increase of 12 cents in the past week.
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
minutes ago ronald ross walked out of jail. he had been serving 25 years to life for a 2006 shooting he had nothing to do with. a team of volunteer lawyers worked for years to prove his innocence. >> god blessed me with the dream team angels that brought me this far. without them, without the "innocence project," i probably would still be stuck behind these walls for something i haven't done. >> first thing ross plans to do as a free man, have dinner with his mother. she got to hug him in court today for the first time in years. >> i'm 77 years old and i have never felt like this is my [ indiscernible ] god is so good, he awesome. >> the man investigators think was the actual shooter was already in jail for unrelated crimes. >>> new at 5:00 a fourth person has been charged with the murder of a south bay millionaire. katrina fitzwas arraigned today and prosecutors identify her as a prostitute to previously worked for ravi kumra. she and three others are accused of breaking into his monte sereno mansion last fall. a second prostitute is charged with
FOX
Feb 16, 2013 7:00pm PST
a judge to free 51-year-old ronald ross after he served 7 years in prison for attempted murder. ross' attorneys said their client was the victim of shoddy police work and a lying witness. the district attorney's office has conceded his conviction should not stand. ross is expected to be released next week. >>> lots of sunshine out there today. let's check in now with meteorologist mark tamayo to find out what to expect for sunday. >> lots of 60s and 70s once again across the bay area. but some big changes to talk about in our five-day forecast. a big temperature change and also rain making a comeback. as far as those readings from the afternoon, they range from the 60s to the low 70s. most areas a little cooler compared to yesterday very warm numbers. latest right now on the satellite you will see a big batch of high clouds that moved across the region today. right now, we have mostly clear skies and current temperatures are dropping off most areas currently in the 50s. downtown san francisco, 52. san jose 57. and livermore in the mid-50s reporting mostly clear skies and 55. forecast
KRON
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
of ronald ross' life sentenceover taken by emotion in the courtroom51- year-old wood's dropped his face into his hands sobbing tears of relief after serving 6-years and ten months for an attempted murder back in 2006 that his mother always maintained her son could not have committed >> "i know my child didn't do this because i know where he was at, he was on my couch drinking beer and wine" >> reporter: ultimately both the d.a. and the defense agreedross did not commit the crimeelliot peters led the defense team in getting the conviction overturned >> "we had really developed a lot of evidencewas a conviction they could stand behind" >> nancy o'malley called me up. and we reviewed it. stand behind this conviction anymore and i really respect. >> reporter: although wood spent the bulk of his time in san quintinhe was recently transferred here to santa rita jail awaiting the outcome of his conviction being overturnedtoday when he walks out those doors he will be a frre manin dublin haaziq madyun kron4news been >> more details now in the overturned conviction of ronal ross. the shooting he
KOFY
Feb 18, 2013 9:00pm PST
't shake it off.what she couldn't shake was the wrongful conviction of her son ronald ross. he served 6 years and 10 month in prison for crime he didn't xhichlt i know myon. l. reporter ross arrested by oakland police after man who was shot in this block of campbell streein west oakld cked h out of a photo lin up tre was more badews come 2 otritnseslso nger ross for t shoing. but ross mother thelma said from the beginning that it was a lie. >> i know where he was at. he was sitting on my kouchlt in my house. drinking beer. >>porter: her cry of innocence was not oughto sway invesgato. i2006 ross coicted ofttempt murder andssault wth a rearm. >> we look exonere people wrgly convicte. >>reporter: rhond with the northe california innocence oject with team of law students fro santa clara univsity and s francco law firm kier anvan ness theyere able to uncer evidce provi ross incence and convced cnty prosecutors to help over turn his conviction. >> they have conceded and agreed thatr. ross shoulbe free >>reporter: both paie will gue at fact ta judge in suriorourt on fday. city council m
NBC
Feb 23, 2013 5:00am PST
51-year-old ronald ross and his mother yesterday afternoon at her home in dublin. ross was released from jail after spending seven years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. it took a four-year investigation by a san francisco law firm, a private investigator, and a northern california innocence project to free ross who faced a 25 years to life in prison for attempted murder. there are serious allegations that the oakland police sergeant in charge of the investigation at the time not only did shoddy work but showed the shooting victim six photos and told him to pick ross' picture out of the line-up. as for mom and son, they are not dwelling on those years lost, they are xhcherishing what's to come. >> he said we're going to be all right, mom, we're going to be all right and i'm quite sure we'll be all right because i live to see him get out. >> ross is originally from louisiana and says he will be taking a much needed vacation there to see his four adult children. >>> the list of suspects is growing, a fifth person now has been charged in the high-profile killing of a south ba
FOX
Feb 17, 2013 7:00am PST
prison. >> they report propers have asked a judge to free ronald ross after he served several years in prison for a murder. >> he was the victim of bad police work and witness who lied. district attorney's office conceded, the conviction should not stand. ross is expected to be released next week. >> they believe a steady paycheck will encourage them to leave gangit. >> they have a jobs program. and over the past 18 months. they left gangs. and started working for the city as a gardener. >> teenagers smoked marijuana at a higher rate than the state average. california health survey found west county has high erase than sonoma county. they will try to lower the rates. >>> flu season in solano county is not as bad as officials feared. >> they have seen widespread. and it may if have already peeked. and they warm. >> it can possibly stretch. as far as of into april. >> people have reportedly died from the flu in california this season. >>> it seems many american it is are stocking up on orange juice during the flu season. >> this rose 5% that ended january 19th. drinking orange juice m
NBC
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
. then ronald ross disappeared ready to start fresh. just an hour earlier ronald walked out of jail, his 2006 attempted murder conviction overturned at last. the anger he once harbored no longer in his life. >> since god talked to me, he blessed me to be free again. >> we knew. >> we knew. >> reporter: randy harvey had tears in his eyes as he described the frustration of trying to tell police ronald had been with him during the shooting. >> i had some investigators come to my house and basically call me a liar, but me and her knew. >> reporter: it took a four-year investigation by a san francisco law firm, a private investigator and the northern california innocence project to free ronald, who faced 25 years to life behind bars. >> he was released, so it's truly a rewarding, wonderful thing to be able to do. >> reporter: there are serious allegations that the oakland police sergeant in charge of the investigation not only did shoddy work but showed the shooting victim six photos and told him to pick ross' picture out of the line-up. they requested all materials from an off site storage and wi
ABC
Feb 23, 2013 4:00am PST
, he's a free man. john alston has for from the jail in dublin. >> well-wishers showed up to see ronald ross at his mother's home in west oakland. only two hours earlier he walked out of jail a free man for the first time in nearly seven years. seven years he should have never lost. >> i can see sunshine again
ABC
Feb 23, 2013 5:00am PST
. katie. >> all right, lisa. thank you. ronald ross was sent
FOX
Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
cleared today. ronald ross has been there after being convicted of attempted murder and assault. he maintained he was innocent. now prosecutors are asking a judge to throw out his conviction. the district attorney's office says there's no evidence he committed the crime and the victim says he never thought ross was the man who shot him. the judge could order ross freed at a hearing later this morning. >> schools in san francisco could gain almost $4,000 per student under a new proposal by the governor. the funding increases will be phased in over a five year period and it will not be distributed evenly across the state. school disstrict with a higher percentage of low income students and english language learn establish would get more money. san francisco has almost 15,000 english language learners and 20,000 low income students. it would also give more local control over how they spend their money. >> former secretary of state madeline albright is in the bay area today. she is being hosted by the common wealth club. first series sweep will be at the fairmont hotel in san francisco
FOX
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
he says he didn't commit. much of that time was served at san quentin. ronald ross started crying after a judge ordered his release. the decision came after the innocence project and law students at santa clara investigated his conviction for attempted murder. >> god bless me with the dream team. >> authorities say that ross became the main suspect in the case after his photograph was placed in a line up and he was wrongly identified. the innocence project said at least three witnesses lied to the jury during the trial. oakland police say they are reopening the investigation. >> an east bay preformer faces felony charges for allegedly abusing underaged girls. the 27-year-old is an actor and worked at the ballet school in walnut creek. he assaulted at least two underaged girls last fall and say there could be more victims. he appeared in court yesterday morning but did not enter a plea. >>> a second prostitute has been charged in connection with the murder of a businessman. a judge ordered her held without bail on murder and robbery charges. prosecutors say she and another provi
NBC
Feb 22, 2013 10:00pm PST
ronald ross spent six years after spending the time doing jobs and reading the bible. that is how he passed his time. he
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 7:00am PST
to have his first taste of freedom in seven years. ronald ross was sent to jail for a shooting in 2006. he has always maintained his innocence. law school students worked on the case for the "innocence project" for years. a judge has since overturned the conviction last week. he gets out today. >>> protestors are staging a sit-in at the troubled city college of san francisco. they want students to have more input on how to save the college from losing its accreditation. a commission that oversees community colleges found major problems there. a deadline for an outline for changes in three weeks from today is due. >> how about the weather? the weekend is here. lawrence, what's cooking? >> we have a nice weekend, not bad friday, either. we have a lot of sunshine. a little hazy out there looking towards sutro tower. but as we head through the day we'll see plenty of sunshine. a little cool to begin with 30s and 40s. by the afternoon we are expecting highs in the upper 50s at the coast. maybe mid-60s in the valleys. and the next couple of days slight
FOX
Feb 22, 2013 7:00am PST
in prison for almost seven years for a shooting could be released today. the attorneys for ronald ross have argued he was a victim of inept police work and lying witnesses who have since changed their stories. now alameda county prosecutors agree that his conviction should be overturned. they are asking the court to set him free. a judge may decide to do that. >>> schools in san francisco could get up to four thousand dollars per student under a new proposal by the governor. the funding increases would be phased in over a five year period and won't be given out evenly statewide. school district was a higher percent of low income students and english language learners would get more francisco has al english language learners and 28,000 low income students. this proposal will also give districts more local control over how they spend their money. >> pg&e said it'll not go along with a north bay city's ban on its smart meters. the city council approved the ban yesterday and it went into effect immediately. the city said that the smart meters pose potential health risks but pg&e said that it'l
CBS
Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
the services pro bono. >> a witness came forward who was a witness at trial and told the truth that ronald had not been this and he knew who the real shooter was. >> reporter: that helped turn the case around. >> ross's case will be the 15th exoneration. the project receives about 10,000 requests for review and has 100 active cases. >> how do they pick the cases they are going to take? >> don't know. they said they investigate hard before they take the case and only pick winners, they are pretty sure before they go in they can do it. >> all right, thank you very much. >>> well, developing story out of santa cruz, a young woman was beaten and raped on the uc santa cruz campus in the middle of the day. the campus police say the twob- year-old woman was attacked around 12:30 this afternoon -- the 21-year-old woman was attacked around 12:30 this afternoon in the upper walk way. she was able to call 911 after the attack and taken to the hospital. her injuries were to her head and torso but her condition is not released. she was able to give the police a go
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
years. ronald was was sent to jail for a shooting in 2006. ross always maintained his innocence. now a judge has agreed and overturned the conviction last week. law school students worked on the case for "innocence project" for years to prove that ross was not guilty. >>> a newark man is accused of turning his garage into a machine gun factory. police and fbi agents say they seized 6 homemade assault weapons from harry lewis' home on birch street. they also found ammo and two silencers. neighbors were shocked to learn that lewis had been building his arsenal for six months. >> it was pretty scary. he never really bothered anybody. >> never been concerned or felt threatened? >> no, never, never, never, absolutely not. >> lewis faces up to 10 years in prison. when the feds asked him why, he told them he just wanted to see if he could actually build a gun at home. >>> two candlelight vigils are planned tonight in silicon valley as part of a gun violence day of action. one will be in san jose on stevens creek boulevard, the other at lytton plaz
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